Author: melissa johnson

JUNE 21: MORNING SEA TURTLE EDUCATION WALK

Join Dr. Larry Wood, volunteer for the Sea Turtle Conservation League of Singer Island, for a morning Sea Turtle walk along Singer Island’s beautiful beaches. Dr. Wood will share his knowledge about Sea Turtle nesting habitats as we search for nests as we stroll along a 1-mile span. He will also teach us how to identify each nest by species, and the dynamics of sea turtle nesting practices. Every year, thousands of sea turtles wander up South Florida’s sandy beaches to build nests and lay their eggs. Our shorelines are an essential habitat to future generations of many species...

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JUNE 23: SOCIAL NIGHT – HATCHLING SEA TURTLE GENDER RATIOS

When it comes to sea turtle gender, you may have already heard the term “hot chicks, cool dudes.” Sex in turtles is determined by the environment that the embryos experience during incubation inside the nest, and in particular by nest temperature. These conditions may be impacted by factors effecting our beaches and ambient temperatures, including global climate change. Join Boris Tezak, FAU Integrative Biology Doctoral student, on Friday, June 23 as he teaches us about an innovative new technique he helped develop to determine sex ratios of hatchling sea turtles. He will also discuss ongoing research to better understand how climate change may affect sea...

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BLACKWATER DIVING: A NEW PERSPECTIVE

UPCOMING BLACKWATER DIVES: June 10 June 15 June 19 June 22 June 24 June 26 June 29 For additional Blackwater dive dates, CLICK HERE. “Come on a blackwater dive with us” my friends and photographer buddies kept telling me. “It’ll be fun” they said as I thought to myself “Yea, ok…I’ll get to it one of these days.” I’m not exactly known for macro photography; I like wide-angle portraits underwater but I’m always up for a good challenge. Now that I’ve finally gone out with Pura Vida Divers for my first blackwater dive aboard Sirena, I can honestly say...

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JUNE 10: DIVE & BEACH CLEANUP

Join Pura Vida Divers and make a difference for World Oceans Day! We are hosting TWO cleanup locations on Saturday, June 10th. Debris will be weighed, and whichever team removes the most trash will win a gift certificate to Pura Vida Divers. You could win a 2-Tank Dive aboard Sirena, or a 2-hour Paddleboard Rental. Learn more and sign up below: AM BEACH CLEANUP: Phil Foster Park is home to one of our favorite dive sites, and we want to keep it in tip-top condition so we can continue help the marine life that lives here thrive. Help us...

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SEA TURTLE AWARENESS CLASS

Join Pura Vida Divers, a Project AWARE partner, and PADI MSDT Tito Oliveras on SUNDAY, JUNE 11th for the Sea Turtle Awareness Specialty Course! Sea turtle nesting season is already underway here in Palm Beach County. What better way is there to spend a day than learning about these magnificent creatures in the morning and enjoying a 2-tank dive in the afternoon? We will look for and identify the sea turtles we find along the reef, as they rest from their night of nesting, swim alongside us or feed on sponges and sea-grass. The Sea Turtle Awareness Distinctive Specialty...

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